Alison Brie is the newest actor to apologize for portraying an individual of colour on a TV present or movie.
In an Instagram publish over the weekend, the “Glow” star stated she wished that she “didn’t voice the character of Diane Nguyen,” a Vietnamese American character within the Netflix animated sequence “BoJack Horseman.”
“I now perceive that folks of colour ought to at all times voice individuals of colour. We missed a terrific alternative to signify the Vietnamese-American neighborhood precisely and respectfully, and for that I’m really sorry,” wrote Brie, who added that she “applauds” different actors who beforehand stepped down from voicing individuals of colour in animated reveals.
The 37-year-old says she “realized loads from them.”
Brie’s apology comes after “BoJack Horseman” creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg shared a prolonged Twitter thread on the logic of casting a white lady to play Diane and the way he feels in regards to the choice now.
Along with saying that hiring Brie was a mistake, he wrote: “We should always have employed a Vietnamese author, and a Vietnamese actress to play Diane — or if not that, modified the character to match who we did rent.”
Bob-Waksberg concluded his thread in regards to the character by saying, “The looks of variety with out true variety behind-the-scenes isn’t actual illustration; worse, it’s appropriation.”
Final week, Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate both issued statements asserting that they might not voice their respective characters on “Central Park” and “Massive Mouth.” Their reasoning was that their characters on each animated sequence ought to have been portrayed by Black or mixed-race actors.
Bell and her present’s artistic workforce apologized and stated they’d be recasting the position of Molly with “a Black or blended race actress and provides Molly a voice that resonates with all the nuance and experiences of the character as we’ve drawn her.”
Slate additionally apologized and informed followers that “ending my portrayal of Missy is one step in a life-long technique of uncovering the racism in my actions.”
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